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espina

Translation of espina in English:

sustantivo femenino

  • 2 2.1 (de un disgusto) See examples: todavía tiene clavada la espina de aquel desengaño
    he still hasn't got over o [familiar] he's still smarting from that disappointment
    en el partido siguiente se sacaron la espina de aquel 5 a 0
    in the next match they got their own back for that 5-0 defeat
    2.2 (duda, resquemor)
    nagging doubt
    lo negó pero me quedé con la espina
    he denied it but I still had nagging doubts o my suspicions
    tenía que sacarme la espina
    I just had to know
    darle a alguien mala espina
    to make somebody feel uneasy
    esto me da mala espina
    I don't like the look of this
    I'm beginning to feel a bit uneasy about this
Example sentences
  • Sin embargo esta vez su cliente no le da buena espina.
  • La cáscara es dura y está cubierta de espinas.
  • Me amaste y te entregaste a la coronación de espinas por mí.

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